DCINY PRESENTS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF GO SING IT ON THE MOUNTAIN: A CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT LINCOLN CENTER, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Beloved composer and conductor Pepper Choplin returns to Lincoln Center to conduct an uplifting evening of Christmas music
Rounding out the program, Pennsbury High School’s James Moyer will conduct Faure’s Requiem
Thursday, October 6, 2016 —
For immediate release - New York, NY – On November 28 at 7PM, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present the New York Premiere of Go Sing it on the Mountain: A Christmas Cantata at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. North Carolina based composer/conductor Pepper Choplin guides the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his newest work, a Christmas-themed cantata for orchestra and voice entitled Go Sing It On The Mountain.
The second half of the concert will feature Pennsbury High School’s own James Moyer conducting Faure’s Requiem.
Pepper Choplin, full time composer, conductor and humorist, has gained a reputation as one of the most creative voices in church music today. With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz into his compositions, and his published work includes over 250 anthems for church and school choir, 16 church cantatas and a book of piano arrangements. Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies around the world, and each week, thousands of singers present his music in churches and schools in the United States and around the world.
Employing a highly-inventive mixture of mountain melodies, folk hymns, spirituals, familiar carols, and original music, Go Sing It on the Mountain proclaims the good news from the prophet Isaiah's proclamation, "Comfort, O comfort my people, to the final exuberant celebration: Joy to the World! Christ is born!"
In 2015, Choplin traveled to Lincoln Center where he conducted his cantata, Our Father, based on the Lord’s Prayer. This performance will mark Choplin’s third appearance on the DCINY concert series including previous performances at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Go Sing It On The Mountain: A Christmas Cantata
Monday, November 28, 2016
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
James D. Moyer, Director
David Enlow, Organ
Pennsbury High School Concert Choir
Pepper Choplin: Go Sing it on the Mountain
More information about the concert: http://www.dciny.org/concerts/256114-2/
Tickets for the concert are now on sale from $20: http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/dciny-presents-go-sing-it-on-the-mountain-a-christmas-cantata
Apex UMC Chancel Choir
NC Sanctuary Choir
First Congregational Church Chancel Choir
First UMC Cantata Choir
Hayes Barton Chancel Choir
Campbell University Divinity School Singers
Meridian Street United Methodist Church Chancel Choir
Minerva United Methodist Chancel Choir
Chancel Choir of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
The Choir At Trinity UMC
Pennsbury High School Concert Choir
About Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY)
Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public concert presented on January of 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamically-charged musical entertainment in renowned venues. With its unforgettable, world-class concert experiences, empowering educational programs, and global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance. Commemorating their 10th Anniversary season in 2018, DCINY is proud to have presented life-changing performances for over 40,000 performers and 170,000 audience members since its inception.
In addition to being selected three times to the Inc. 5000 listing, DCINY also recently received national recognition with the 2014 and 2015 American Prize in conducting – professional orchestra division to DCINY Artistic Director Jonathan Griffith and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra, and the 2015 American Prize in Arts Marketing to DCINY General Director Iris Derke and the DCINY Team.
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Go Sing It on the Mountain (SATB) - Pepper Choplin